Man struck by police gunfire shot at officers first

2014-04-15T20:30:00Z 2014-04-15T21:15:16Z Man struck by police gunfire shot at officers firstArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A man who engaged in a shootout with police Friday night fired at officers first, police said Tuesday.

Michael Castillo, 36, was struck multiple times and remains hospitalized, said Sgt. Pete Dugan, a Tucson police spokesman. Dugan gave this account:

Sgt. Christopher Dennison and Officer David Schneider went to serve a search warrant on an apartment in the 2600 block of North 14th Avenue. Before they got to the door, Castillo came out and ran away. He is a suspect “in multiple incidents involving narcotics and weapons offenses.”

During the chase, “multiple gunshots were exchanged,” police said. Castillo, who is expected to survive, will be booked into the Pima County jail after his release from the hospital. His charges are pending.

The officers were not injured.

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